It’s that time of year again in the Desert for seasonal allergies. These days it seems like it’s always allergy season in Las Vegas. With all the Pollen, grasses and other airborne triggers, it’s hardly a time to be excited about the weather.
Many of tried the over the counter drugs for quick relief, but these medications come with side effects we just don’t have time for. Aside from your typical drug store remedies. We have some basic Lifestyle advice on how to combat allergies daily.
Water: Water plays a significant role in maintaining your immune system’s health and keeping your hydration levels high. The consumption of water is essential as it keeps your sinus hydrated for better lymphatic circulation in your body. A little bit of sea salt to your water may help your cells absorb and attain water fast and more efficiently.
Ideas to help with allergies
Onions & Garlic:
These are 2 of my fav ingredients and they happen to be very good for you in so many ways. Onions and garlic contain Quercetin, which is a flavonoid that inhibits inflammatory reactions. Although they can be used as allergies start, it is best to use them daily as a preventative measure for seasonal allergies.
Flaxseed, Fish & Walnuts:
These foods are critical as they contain a high concentration of omega 3 fatty acids which are significant for decreasing the production of inflammatory chemicals in your body. They are also a great source of Selenium which is an important anti-allergy mineral.
During an allergic reaction, histamine occurs which stimulates symptoms to come to the surface immediately. Various teas like green and Chamomile tea contain antihistamines and antioxidants to boost your immune system endurance levels. Green tea contains catechin, which has shown to suppress the enzyme that translates histidine to histamine.
Eat more Fruits:
Oranges, Strawberries, Kiwi, and apples are examples of some fruits to eat. Fruits contain vitamin C which acts as an anti-inflammatory to help counteract allergic reactions such as sinuses and inflammation of the lungs. To get this benefit, however, you need to eat large amounts. It is best to eat foods with vitamin C throughout the day. Fruits are an amazing way to beat seasonal allergies.
Rosemary, it makes a beautiful and functional shrub for the front of your house. It contains Rosmarinic acid, which is a plant polyphenol that has been shown to minimize allergic reactions. It has also shown to work at suppressing allergic immunoglobulin responses and leukocytes which causes inflammation. Rosemary is often used to flavor meats, seafood, and fruits.
More ideas for seasonal allergies.
Common Sense helpful tips that we also recommend for seasonal allergies wear a hat and sunglasses, especially when the winds kick up. Eat a diet that is low in monosaturated fats, that’s just a good idea in general. Saline Rinse!
This is probably the best the quickest defense, best done first thing in the morning, a saline rinse will clear your sinus passage and help make breathing easier. After being outside, particularly if you have been active, wash your clothes and your hair.
Essential Oils can also be helpful, here are some recipes for diffusing oils 😊
Feeling itch? Dry diffusing 2 drops each of Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint Oil
Sneezy? 2 drops of Breathe (Doterra Essential Oil)
Scratchy? 2 drops each of lavender, Roman Chamomile, Cedarwood, and Melaleuca Oil
Watery Eyes? 1 Drop each of Lemon, Lime, Rosemary, Peppermint and Eucalyptus Oil. Great way to beat seasonal allergies.
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